Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Classic is now live.
All players with an active subscription automatically receive access to the re-creation of WoW’s acclaimed second expansion at no additional cost and can be experienced on all realms previously dedicated to World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic content.
Wrath of the Lich King Classic includes the rise of the fearsome Death Knight hero class, available to all players (even new ones!) and starting at level 55, the original iteration of the World of Warcraft achievement system to recognize various accomplishments in the game, and the Inscription profession, which enables players to scribe ability-enhancing glyphs that alter the appearance and modify the properties of spells and abilities.
“Wrath of the Lich King Classic contains an iconic adventure from a momentous time in the history of Azeroth—we love this expansion, and we’ve carefully balanced both the nostalgia for veteran players and the modernization needed for players discovering it for the first time,” said World of Warcraft executive producer Holly Longdale. “By giving extra care to the way players group for raids, as well as their end-game journeys, we’ve worked hard to ensure all players can experience everything that the massive continent of Northrend has to offer.”
Starting today, 12 dungeons are available as part of the player leveling process, with 16 total to become available across the expansion. On October 6, those seeking even more formidable thrills can take on the first three of the seven raids—Eye of Eternity, Obsidian Sanctum, and Naxxramas—before continuing their adventures in Ulduar, Trial of the Crusader, Icecrown Citadel, and Ruby Sanctum in future updates.
Players looking to further enhance their Wrath of the Lich King Classic experience can choose from two upgrades available for purchase on Battle.net:
- Northrend Heroic Upgrade: a level-70 character boost complete with appropriate gear, mount, starting gold, and expert riding skill, Pebble the penguin pet, and Fishspeaker’s Lucky Lure, a toy to summon your very own tuskarr fishing companion.
- Northrend Epic Upgrade: all items included in the Heroic upgrade, plus the flying Kalu’ak Whalebone Glider mount for your Classic characters, the flying Tuskarr Shoreglider mount for your non-Classic Characters, and 30 days of game time.
Will you be playing Wrath of the Lich King Classic?